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Back on a roll

The men’s basketball team has boasted a stellar season thus far, and were able to sweep last weekend and move to 7-3 in the GLIAC conference.

The Bulldogs started by handling Michigan Tech with a score of 93-61 and pushed the Huskies into turning over the ball 22 times in the contest.

Then the Bulldogs had a matchup against former Ferris Coach Bill Sall and his Northern Michigan Wildcats. The Bulldogs had 25 fast-break points compared to the 10 fast-break points the Wildcats managed. Ferris also found some help coming from the bench, as they outscored the Wildcats’ bench 39-20.

The team will be back in action this week when they take on Northwood Thursday, Jan. 21 and Saturday, Jan. 23 against Lake Superior State.

Win one, tie one

The Ferris State hockey team had a solid weekend as they were able to keep the Alabama-Huntsville Chargers from leaving with a win.

On Friday, Jan. 15, the Bulldogs ended up tying the Chargers 3-3 after a scoreless overtime. The game started off quick with a goal in the first few minutes of the game. The Chargers then got the next two goals and Ferris fought their way back before the contest ended 3-3 in overtime.

After not taking advantage of the seventh most penalized team in the WCHA, Ferris was able to get it done after a few injuries and some major penalties.

The Bulldogs cruised to victory as they never trailed in their 4-1 victory. The team returns to the ice on Friday, Jan. 22 and Saturday, Jan. 23 as they head to Minnesota to face Bemidji State.

Tough weekend sweep

The Ferris State women’s basketball team has had a tough year and the trend continued as they dropped both games last weekend.

During the first game against the Michigan Tech Huskies, the Bulldogs weren’t able to get it going from the three-point line as they shot 14.7 percent and the Michigan Tech Huskies were shooting a superb 53.8 percent from the three-point line as they smothered the Bulldogs in a 78-49 win.

Then the Bulldogs were back at it on Saturday, Jan. 16 when they took on the Northern Michigan Wildcats and the Wildcats were able to pull out a 79-64 win.

The Bulldogs are 3-13 overall, 3-7 in the conference and 11th overall in the GLIAC. Ferris will play on Thursday, Jan. 21 against Northwood and Saturday, Jan. 23 against Lake Superior State.